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to the court of appeals by george w. bush in 2 thousand 5. he has a ba for brigham young university and the jd is from the university cool of law. most notably they were the proud parents of six children. they were at stanford two weeks ago for the conference and at least i don't know if it was us or the weather, but something enticed him to come back a second time. >> it's a pleasure to be here and my congratulations to the conference organizers and thanks to ed and barbara, but i wish -- i was out here two weeks ago with the comment that the d.c. surround worked. for those of you who are in the batherings, this is the obligatory panel that seems to be the drainage to federalist societies that organizers have everywhere. at least by the conservatives in power. the three inviting words in the constitution, the executive power. as the moderator of this distinguished panel, i plan on being seen more than heard, but i feel obliged to answer a question. judge silverman would want me to answer before going further. what are you doing on a panel about executive power. my colleague is on a circuit an
we have seen in the last ten years the presidents despite george w. bush's presidency trying to actually almost by themselves in foreign policy. domestic affairs, if you read the papers, there is not a lot of discussion about the role of the president in domestic affairs. you would be surprised to see the kind of president we had today in this area. they thought the president would be a check on congress and not somebody urging and pushing congress to enact the president's program. alexander hamilton said the executive is necessary to protect against the irregular and high-handed combinations that interrupt the ordinary coarse of justice. i love this phrase. the humors of the legislature. i guess this is why they elected that. you lock at the discussion of the veto power and the federalist papers, it's not talked about as this sword by the president to convince the congress to enact his or her program. it is discussed as the president to protect its own constitutional authorities and to furnish an additional security about the enaction of improper laws and laws that would be
. some of whom you might like. some of whom you don't. i'm not a fan of george w. bush and therefore i was horrified by some of the things that john wrote about presidential power. i assume that many of you in this room were no fans of bill clinton or barack obama in terms of their capacity to be commander in chief. i think all of us are right. that you wouldn't select out these people to make the decisions of peace and war, life and death. shift to the financial crisis. one of the most interesting books on that was written by a reporter for "the wall street journal." and one of the points he made is that the decisions again, whether you like them or not, the decisions were made by the head of the fed that is ben bernanke and secretary of treasury pahlsson, who wants to stipulate and know something about the economy. george w. bush basically is next to nowhere to be seen in this book. and nobody in the reviews has suggested that he got it wrong. and frankly i'm more re-assured by bernanke or other heads of the fed, like more than bernanke than let's say either bush or obama whom i supp
is a return to george w. bush and bush's popularity increased upticked a bit recently but he left office unpopular with respect to his foreign policy. obama will argue that he inherited a mess in many places. less secure world and he's made it more secure. romney is advocating pretty much the same policies as george w. bush and will try to paint him as being reckless, too quick to use force, and the like. one more direct line of attack that was tried already was romney did make some statements saying that he didn't think we should gallivant around the world and spend billions of dollars to find one person. he criticized obama's statements that he would go inside pakistan and after bin laden took place during the 2008 campaign. and obama will try to truck that out to show that romney is not tough on terrorism. and then i think he'll try to make the argument that romney in some ways is trapped in the past. maybe making a youth versus someone who is older but romney's statements that russia is our number one geopolitical foe was mocked by a lot of people in the foreign policy establishment
be appointed attorney general by president george w. bush. in february 2001, in his first joint address to congress, president george w. bush said that racial profiling is, quote, wrong, and we will end it in america. end of quote. we take the title of today's hearing from the promise president bush made that night 11 years ago. in june, 2001, our former colleague, senator russ fine fwoe gold of wisconsin, held the senate's second and most recent hearing on racial profiling. i was there. there was bipartisan agreement about the need to end racial profiling. then came 9/11. in the national trauma that followed, civil liberties came face to face with national security. arab americans, american muslims, south asian americans faced national origin and religious profiling. to take one example, the special registration program targeted arab and muslim visitors, requiring them to promptly register with the ins or face deportation. at the time, i called for the program to be terminated. there were serious doubts if it would help us in any way to combat terrorism. terrorism experts have since co
states gets elected and has views, take president george w. bush. he gave a speech at the sit ta d citadel, any changes that are made are tend to be made over the objection of the congress, the defense contractors, and the permanent bureaucracy. they're comfortable with the way it is. they've concluded that that's the way it ought to be. and if a president gets elected and comes in to office with different views, there tends to be natural opposition to i canceled the crusader program. i can't think of a worse name in this environment we're if than the crusader, but it was an enormous artillery piece that took two aircraft to move anywhere in the world. certainly not something that was appropriate for the 21st century and the asymmetric warfare that we're facing. and the opposition to it was just incredible. i mean, retired community in the army, the active duty community in the army, the civilian contractors, the congress. i'll give you an example. just a data point. when i was second of defense in the '70s, the defense authorization bill was 74 pages long. when i came back, in the
a column every friday and says, don rumsfeld, best known and remembered as president george w. bush's secretary of defense before and duringite rack war penned 815-page book released titled "known and unknown" it should remain us how little we knew about iraq and how rumsfeld, vice president cheney and others pulled the wool over our eyes. >> that's just inaccurate, in the book as i discuss at some length, think about this. colin powell is the one who made the presentation at the united nations. he probably had more experience dealing with intelligence materials than anyone, including george tenet, director of cia. one of the intelligence elements reported to him at department of state, he spent days workingen it. he prepared a speech for the world which he believed every single word in it, let there be no doubt. president bush believed every word he said as vice president cheney and condi rice and as did i. i think that is -- i don't know quite how to characterize a person who would come to that conclusion when all of the evidence is to the contrary. the congress, republicans and d
operation that began during that period, went at the george w. bush 2000 campaign and then the bush administration, again, setting the precedence in terms of personnel, policy and practices that are metastasizing today. next slide. another gang of six. you've already been introduced to abdel rahman al marudi. let me go through some photographs of the next. next slide. well, this is al marudi with governor bush and next slide. this is khaled saffuri, his right-hand man and nihad awad who runs one of the most aggressive muslim brotherhood fronts c.a.r.e. in the summer of 2001. this is another convicted terrorist running at the time of this photograph in march of 2000 the palestinian-islamic jihad organization. next slide. muslim al sadiqquey, the imam presenting the president a koran in the white house shortly after 9/11. next slide. this chap. he worked in the white house for most of 2001. he was the muslim gatekeeper and facilitated most of those photographs that you just saw there. he's currently on the board of directors of the american conservative union. the organization is brin
homeland adviser to george w. bush and an official from the american civil liberties union. the supreme court has agreed to hear a legal challenge to the law in its next term. it expires at the end of the year. from capitol hill, this hearing is about an hour and 20 minutes. >> the subcommittee will be in order. today's hearing examines the fisa act of 2008 which is set to expired at the end of the year. foreign intelligence act was to provide procedures for the domestic collection of foreign intelligence. in the 40 years since fisa's enactment, communications technologies have changed dramatically and revolutionized the transmission of international communications. the shift from wireless satellite communications to fiber-optic wire communications altered the manner in which foreign communications are transmitted. the use of wire technology, to transmit a phone call that takes place overseas at the unintended consequence of requiring the government to obtain an individualized fisa court order to monitor foreign communications by non-u.s. persons. in 2008, congress passed and the presid
operative who worked in the george w. bush white house saying that rush limbaugh is a feared power broker throughout the republican party. mighty rush limbaugh was so upset of the fact of sandra speaking truth to power that he decided he was going to take her down. he claimed that her advocacy for contraception coverage made her a slut and a prostitute. he said she was having so much sex that she needs a whole lot of contraception and she wants other people to pay for it. think about that. mighty rush limbaugh doesn't seem to understand the birth control pill is not like viagra. you don't take a birth control pill just before having sex like, oh, never mind. sandra fluke was not cowed by limbaugh's relentless defamatory character assassination. in fact, just the opposite happened. women and men around the country were disgusted by limbaugh and in short order he lost nearly 100% of his national advertisers. so, please, all of you join me in honoring this amazing champion, this role model, now 2012 woman of courage. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you so much for that very warm and lively
system is more point than the structures that a republican congress was happy to give george w. bush authority. that was based on the u.n. resolution. i think if we're going to talk about checking and balancing then, i'm not sure how one does it, but to rely on congress vigorously to assert its own pe interrogato per interrogatoritives against the president of their own power doesn't work. it hasn't been accurate since 1800. >> i was going to say i don't think even people in congress want to fix the war powers resolution problem. it's a convenient symbol that congress was doing something about war power as a way to avoid doing the things that congress could do. you could cut off funds or not pay for any of the conflicts. libya might have been so small you might be able to wage the whole thing. the other thing is about the political party thing. kosovo is interesting because president clinton went to war, went beyond the 60-day clock. congress was controlled by the other party. one of the ten things in a contractor was repeal the war powers resolution. you had a case where president
by george w. bush in 2005. he has a b.a. from brigham young university and his j.d. is from the university of virginia school of law. most notably he and his wife are the proud parents of six children and the proud grandparents of four. we're thankful to have the judge out here since he was just at stanford two weeks ago for the jay ruben clark conference. we're glad that something could entice him to come back a second time. >> thank you very much. it's a pleasure to be here. my congratulations to the conference organizers. i wish you hadn't remarked that i was out here two weeks ago in light of mr. gray's comment that the d.c. circuit is woefully underworked. so good morning. for those of us who are familiar with gathering of the federalist society, this is the obligatory panel on the part of the constitution that seems to be of the greatest interest to federalist society event organizers everywhere. when a conservative administration is in power. those three enigmatic and inviting words in the constitution quote, the executive power close quote. as the moderator of this distinguished pa
be appointed by president george w. bush. in february of 2001 in his first joint address, president bush said that racial profiling is "kwong and we will end it in america." we take the title from the promise he made 11 years ago. in june 2001, senator rus fine gold held the senate's second and most recent hearing on racial profiling. i was there. there was bipartisan agreement about the need toent racial profiling and then came 9/11. in the national truma that followed, civil liberties came face-to-face with national security. arab americans and american muslims faced religious profiling to take one example, the special registration program targeted arab and muslim visitors and they are facing deportation. at the time i called for them to be terminated. terrorism experts concluded that special registration waved homeland security in resources and in fact alienated patriotic americans and american muslims. 80,000 people registered and more than 13,000 were placed in deportation proceedings. even today many innocent arabs and muslims faced deportation. how many terrorists were identified by th
be a very good thing for the country. just to remind, when president obama and george w. bush took office and the unemployment rate was 4.2% and when he left it was almost double that and the tax cuts at the high end were not helpful in terms of deficit reduction and job creation. thank you all very much. >>> coming up later today here on c-span3, senate confirmation hearing for a postal service nominee. president obama has nominated stephen crawford to serve on the postal board of governors. he's a public policy professor at george washington university. that hearing gets under way at 2:30 p.m. eastern and we have it live here on c-span3. this weekend governors from across the country meet in williamsburg, virginia, for the national meeting of the governors association and it begins at 10:30 eastern with the discussion on medicaid with iowa governor terry branstat and illinois governor pat quinn and at 2:30 in the afternoon saturday maryland governor martin o'malley and wyoming governor matthew meade part of the roundtable on issues. the annual meeting live this weekend on c-span. >>> hi
conservative. the distinction is all-important. as witnessed buckley's description of george w. bush. "he is conservative, buckley told an interviewer, but he is not a conservative." in other words, he didn't get it. in recent years, there have emerged or re-emerged folks that we call paleoconservatives, national defense conservatives, social and religious conservatives, constitutional conservatives, big government conservatives, and neoconservatives. all trying and fighting for the right to redefine and lead the movement buckley called into being. reminding one of the time that al gore campaigning in milwaukee mistranslated e pluribus unum as out of one many. a few years ago, at the conservative political action conference that mallory mentioned earlier, we honored bill's brother jim and former minnesota senator eugene mccarthy for their 1947 challenge to that era's campaign finance reform. in responding to the toasts, the liberal gene mccarthy stood up and said, you conservatives have had a good run but you are in trouble. because i keep hearing talk of hyphenated conservatives. that's
with a story that i had told him about shortly after george h. w. bush was elected president, his brother called me and said that he was going to run against lowell weicker in the primary in connecticut. that actually the families had lived next door to each other and the kids didn't get along which was the real reason. but he said i need your help because we conservatives have to stick together. and i said prescott, you are not a conservative. you have never been a conservative and you will never be one. if you want my help because i don't like lowell weicker, that's one thing but don't try that one. he said no, you don't understand. now that reagan's been elected we're all conservatives. and that's what i'm talking about because it was more a little thing than a philosophical thing. and a movement of ideas, i mean, this doesn't just take place among conservatives. think of the communist world. by the time the soviet union collapsed, the communist party was like the rotary club, more dangerous than the rotary club, but to find -- you would have been hard pressed to find a communiist in t
and following george h.w. bush, president clinton kept the framework in place for review by omb of regulations and that has continued to this day. >> i want to make one more comment about this point because john mentioned it and i looked something up before i came, a quote, so i wanted to use it. just like a law student in class. so this question of what happens when jefferson becomes president and the cooperation of the legislature, so john marshall who personally did not get along with jefferson was asked what did he think jefferson would be like as president? he wrote a letter where he said he thought jefferson was going to be somewhat dangerous as president and he said why? because jefferson is going to quote, unquote, buy himself a house of representatives which would increase his personal power, but marshall always thought it would lead to the weakening was office of the president to do that and it came to fruition in the years after jefferson which is if the president so closely cooperates with the house and uses a political party system to do that, we start to -- we might start to appr
of staff, and then as president george w. bush's homeland security adviser. he received his undergraduate degree from the university of virginia and his law degree from the university of california at berkeley. mr. nathan sales is an assistant professor of law at the george mason university school of law. before coming to george mason, sales was deputy assistant secretary for policy development in the u.s. department of homeland security. he previously served as counsel and senior counsel in the office of legal policy that the u.s. -- at the u.s. department of justice. he was the john m. olin fellow at georgetown university law center in 2005 and 2006. from 2003 through 2005 he practiced at the washington, d.c., law firm of wiley, rhine, and fielding. professor sales clerked for the honorable david d.sentil for the u.s. court of appeals for the d.c. circuit. he received his undergraduate degree from miami university and his j.d. from duke. colonel ken alard is a commentator on foreign policy and security issues. for more than a decade he was a featured military analyst on nbc news, msnbc,
added in my opening statement comments made by president george w. bush after 9/11 which i thought were solid statements of constitutional principle. particularly when it came to those of the muslim faith, that our war is not against this islamic religion, but against those who would corrupt it, distort it, and misuse it in the name of terrorism. and i thank you for your test knownmy. >> thank you, sir. >> congresswoman judy chu represents the 32nd district of california. since 2009. she was the first chinese-american woman ever elected to congress. she chairs the congressional asian-pacific american caucus. formally she served in the california state assembly. we're honored that you're here today. please proceed. >> thank you, senator. as chair of the congressional asian pacific american caucus, i'm grateful for the opportunity to speak here today about ending racial profiling in america. asian-americans and pacific islanders like other minority communities have felt the significant effect of racial profiling throughout american history. from the chinese exclusion act, to the japanese-
the evening. but there -- that had never been the republican position. remember, george w. bush ran for president as opposed to what they call nation building which is part of what that's all about. and it was after 9/11 that he was sold on the idea that -- i remember the -- if you remember the line that you often hear, we have to do that because democracies don't make war on each other. and my response was, what about pennsylvania and virginia in 1861? you know what i mean? that has little to do with it in reality. so those are important fights that are taking place, but as buckley would say, if he looked at that, those are fights on the margin because the core of the republican party would fit in with this fusionist kind of view. i mean, if you asked rick santorum, he'd agree with ron paul on more things than he disagrees with him on. >> you talked about how ideas require repudiation of false conservatism. and buckley's ideas led to them throwing out john burch. you mentioned that. john burch society and the ian rands objectivists. but today, a lot of the burcheresque movement in
country in this turmoil. >> let me add a couple additional things. when george w. bush was president, he was going overseas on a trip, somewhere i don't remember, what about or where he was going, but there was an article. a columnist in "the washington post" who wrote a column about the president going overseas. and what he said was that for the next period, however long it was, the president was going to step out to step out of his role as head of government to be head of state. i was teaching at the time and i asked my students, what jumps out at you about that? i got the answers you might expect. if he's going to be functioning not wearing his one hat, but his other hat as the head of state, he will be talking about basic rights and fly over rights and trade agreements and so forth. i said no. that's not the answer. the president is not the head of government. we have three separate and equal branches of government and most of the major powers of government whether it's going to war are raising taxes or creating programs or deciding what to spend are congressional counts. i think thi
that has our country in a strangle hold. >> let me add a couple additional things. when george w. bush was president, he was going overseas on a trip somewhere i don't remember what about or where he was going. there's a column list who wrote a column about the president going overseas. what he said was that for the next period, however long it was, the president was going to step out of his role as head of government to be functioning instead in his other role as head of state. so i was teaching at the time. i asked my students what jumps out at you about that. i got the answers i might expect. if he's going to be functioning not wearing his one hat where he's head of government, but his other hat as head of state, he'll be talking to people about basing rights, flyover rights, trade agreements and so forth. and i said, no. that's not the answer. the president's not the head of government. we don't have a head of government in america. we have three separate independent equal branchs of government. in fact, most of the major powers of government whether it's going to war or raising ta
, but george w. bush presented bill buckley the medal of freedom at a white house ceremony honoring his life, his work, and acknowledging the debt that the country and all of us owed him. by then, though, buckley sensed that the movement he built was fraying around the edges. he was convinced that the balance it had existed among the various constituencies that made up the movement was somehow off kilter. it seemed to him that some like the young president who placed the medal around his neck, just didn't get it. that other who's had come to washington to do good had stayed to do well. and that the sectarianism and hubris that they demonstrated was leading the movement down the road to potential disaster. buckley had never been orthodox in his conservatism. he didn't believe that conservatism was ideological so much as a way of looking at life. he opposed any dissent into a doctrinaire ideological way of thinking. that was one of the reasons he had so much trouble with ayn rand and the objectivists. over the years he differed with fellow conservatives on all manner of important issues. he fa
under george w. bush. you can await that. switching to reuters, briefly, it is a wire service like jesse worked for a.p., but my work is not quick at the keyboard filing the stories. my job is more to step back and look at the broader trends. it's still, even though i don't have to file in a daily way, it's still the wire. you have to fill a hole faster than you would for a newspaper all the time. >> anybody else working on a book they want to out? not yet? gentlemen, you did a biography of justice o'connor? are you still in touch with her? >> she's always on an airplane. i said, you know, are you going to be there? she said she had so much planned and she went into the various plans. i asked her if she had an instinct and she declared, i haven't had time to read the statute. do you know which way they are going? no clue, no clue. she was in the courtroom the week before. all this speculation of when it will be handed down. nobody knows until the writing on both sides or all sides in this case is finished. so, she didn't know exactly when it was going to come either. she could have suspe
president george w. bush nominated him as u.s. attorney for the district of new jersey a position held through 2008. in that role he drew national attention battling political corruption, corporate crime, human trafficking and gang violence and directed his attention to ethics during his tenure and spearhead add number of aggressive investigations against corrupt public officials and was able to build and inpressive 130 convictions during this time period. but what you may not know is that like many true new jersey natives, governor christie is a dedicated bruce springsteen fan. top date he's attended 129 springsteen concerts. that dates over 36 years. he told me in advance. so that is a bipartisan issue on which everybody can agree. this morning, governor christie will make opening comments and then we will have a moderated discussion led by brookings seener fellow ted gair who co-directed as brookings. this event is being web cast and viewers can post comments and xp questions during the discussion at twitter #bichristie. so, please, join me in welcoming governor christie to the broo
w. bush in december 2008 the companies would not have been able to preserve chapter 11 reorganization. mr. wilson, mr. bloom, mr. feldman, is mr. rattner's assessment correct? do you agree that there simply were no other options available aside from complete liquidation on the path that was taken? we'll start with you, mr. bloom? >> it was our judgment, and i have no reason to question it, and it was based on extensive talking in the market and bliss our collective experience that if the government had not provided the debtor and that general motors would not have been able and would have had to liquidate. mr. feldman? >> i completely agree. we were in touch with the largest financial institutions in the world. they were simply not going to provide capital. we spoke to the largest private equity funds in the world and they were talking about needing nine months to do diligence to make a determination as to whether they'll make an investment. it was simply, the u.s. government unfortunately was a lender of last resort, but it was the only lender in my view. >> mr. wilson
will try to paint romney as having supported all of the policies of george w. bush and the iraq war was ultimately not seen as a failure and we led with honor and new iraqi government and relative stability although i will note that there was a recent bombing and so there are still problems in iraq. i don't know if we'll rehash it. i don't really think we rehashed it in the 2008 election. i don't think it will be a rehash but it will come up in terms of obama trying to link romney to what he would say are failed policies of the past. the gentleman in the gray shirt. >> i have two questions. one is a question of weakness from the left. when a lot of people possibly in this room believed that obama might be an anti-war president. in 2008 they voted him because they expected peace and some people would argue that's not how he's governed. he's been active with drones and taking out bin laden in quite a brave manner. i wonder if that will weaken his position on the left. it's not that they would vote for romney but they wouldn't vote at all. that's one issue. second, and the weakness mig
. the expanded use of drones by the u.s., and the use of cyber-attacks against iran. witnesses included george w. bush's homeland security adviser and attorney steve lattuck who challenged the bush administration's use of tribunals at guantanamo. the justice department has named two attorneys to investigate the leaks. >> within the last few months, the american people and rest of the world have become privy to an astonishing number of revelations concerning the secret operations of our armed forces and national intelligence agencies. we have learned that a pakistani doctor cooperated with u.s. forces in conducting dna tests to help locate osama bin laden. we have learned that the president of the united states personally decides the human targets of drone strikes in other countries by looking at mug shots and brief biographies of targets, and that we have been told resembled the high school yearbook layout. we have learned that the united states in cooperation with its ally israel sabotaged the iranian nuclear campaign with the sucksnet virus. we have learned that obama expanded the assault even
in the justice department during the reagan and george h.w. bush administrations, including deputy assistant attorney general in the civil rights division and deputy assistant attorney general in the environment natural resources division, acting assistant attorney general in the office of legal policy. he's a graduate of yale university law school. thank you for being here, mr. klieg. please proceed. [ inaudible ] >> if you would turn your microphone on, it's in that box in front of you there. >> thank you very much, senator durbin, for inviting me here today. i'm delighted to be here. let me just summarize briefly my written statement. the first point i make is that care has to be taken in defining the term racial profiling, and in particular, i think that it's important to bear in mind that racial profiling is disparate treatment on the basis of race. good police activities that happen to have a disparate impact on the basis of race are not racial profiling. the second point i make is that the amount of racial profiling that occurs is frequently exaggerated, and that care needs to be take
of the presidency that following reagan and following george h.w. bush, president clinton basically kept the frame work in place that would be allowed by omb and has continued to this day. >> i just want to make a comment about this point because it has been mentioned and it came up as a quote so i wanted to use it. just like a law student in class. so this question of what happens when jefferson becomes president and hiss heavy cooperation with the legislature. so john marshall, who personally did not get along with jefferson was asked, what did he think jefferson was going to be like as president? and he wrote a letter where he said he felt like jefferson was going to be what dangerous as president. and he said why?
the republican position. remember, george w. bush ran for president as opposed to what they call nation building which is part of what that's all about. and it was after 9/11 that he was sold on the idea that -- i remember the -- if you remember the line that you often hear, we have to do that because democracies don't make war on democracies don't make war on each other. captioning performed by vitac
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